Category Archives: Mission statement

7 resources for spiritual maturity

Spiritual growth requires looking ahead and looking back. Continue reading

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Four reactions to culture

Wisdom calls us to engage in truth-based dialogue and persuasion in settings like family, work, community and government… Continue reading

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Common grace and common good

We are called to be agents of common grace who are committed to the welfare of the city of our exile. Continue reading

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God will not be mocked

Salvation occurs in connection with a series of experiences that trace to guilt, shame and conscience. The sequence includes four elements: Continue reading

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Social Justice and the Church

We can confidently articulate a worldview that honors our Creator and Savior without verbalizing explicit references to the Bible. We can also hope for some of these truths to resonate with the general public. Continue reading

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God and His World

“Every human being on the planet is known by God, considered and evaluated by God, called to account by God”

“To be human is to be addressable by one’s Creator — with no regard for ethnicity or covenant status.” Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, God, God's control, God's Will, Government, Guidelines for living, Holistic ministry, Mission statement, Missions, Worldview | 1 Comment

All for the gospel

Manifesto for our mission: “I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings” (I Corinthians 9:23)  πάντα δὲ ποιῶ διὰ τὸ εὐαγγέλιον, ἵνα συγκοινωνὸς αὐτοῦ γένωμαι. We cannot live this way unless we practice the mind of Christ in all our relationships … Continue reading

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Profile of a Disciple of Christ

Followers of Christ are called to the greatest work on earth: Making Disciples! Before leaving the world, “Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing … Continue reading

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Focused on three callings

1. Your Moment (past salvation)
2. Your Mission (present calling)
3. Your Master (future meeting)
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Bound to the Creator and Lord of life

Throughout history, Christians took the lead in solving the social problems of their communities: medical care, trade unions, prison reform, abolition of slavery, establishment of orphanages, etc. … This approach to ministry grew out of the awareness that God made … Continue reading

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